Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Idaho Falls seeks scholarship applicants

The city of Idaho Falls is seeking applicants for money from the Mayor's Scholarship Fund, established by former mayor Jared Fuhriman and local education foundations to provide financial assistance to Idaho Falls area students planning to pursue post-high school education within the state.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. Applications may be submitted to a high school guidance counselor or to the School District 91 or 93 offices.

The Promise Scholarship is for grades 8-11, and the award is $500. The Senior Scholarship is for current 12th graders and is a $1,500 award. At least twelve recipients from each category will be chosen.

The money comes from local business sponsors and private donors, and is targeted at students who are college-bound not qualified for other types of scholarships.